New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Fr Muller’s-Thumbe

New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Fr Muller’s-Thumbe

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Ophthalmology Operation Theatre launched at Fr Muller Hospital -Thumbe

Mangaluru: A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and also Ophthalmology Operation Theatre was launched on Monday, 15 August 2016 at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbe at 11 am.


The chief guest for the occasion were Ramakrishna Alva- President, Bantwal Town Municipality, and K Ravindra Kambali- Zilla Panchayat Member, Pudu; while the guest of honor was Praveen Thumbe-Vice President-Grama Panchayat.


Fr Patrick Rodrigues – Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions presided over the function. Fr Roshan Crasta- Administrator, and Dr Kiran Shetty- Medical Superintendent, both of Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbe were also present on the dais.

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“The newborn intensive care unit (NICU) provides care to premature babies and other critically ill infants. When your baby needs to be in the NICU, it can be an overwhelming experience. Very quickly, the excitement you feel about the birth of your new baby can change to fear about what lies ahead. You may also feel angry, or find yourself questioning whether anything is really wrong with your baby. All of these emotions are normal. However, knowing what to expect can help balance these feelings and take away some of the fear. This unit provides the latest in neuro-protective care for newborns” said Dr Kiran Shetty speaking to Team Mangalorean.

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